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Unformatted text preview: Athens and Sparta were both political “beasts” of Greece and basically the two powers of ancient Greece. However if we look in depth we may see that political stability was often favored by the Athenians due to their “better quasi-democracy.” First of all, a major concern for the attributes of democracy would be the military. Children at the age of seven were taken away from parents to be trained in a military camp and were in the military until the age 30 where a temporary restriction of strictness was implied, until one was retired at 60. This does not give the mother, father or son any say in what the futures of all three would be. Democracy is power to the people and the majority of the peoples vote would contend to the decisions being made. However this does not seem to be happening in Sparta. In Athens a choice was given to all male children. Even when Tyrants were present in ruling, a choice was given to the people about decisions affecting their and their familial lives.their familial lives....
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course UGC 111 taught by Professor Bono during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Fall '08